Despite some sparkling moments, Hartpury took the spoils

Despite some sparkling moments it was semi-sadness for Bath at Hartpury

Unable to capitalise on their form from two earlier-season league victories over Hartpury, the Blue and Gold of the University of Bath slipped to BUCS Super Rugby semi-final despair in Gloucestershire on Wednesday evening. In truth the 37-27 victory for Hartpury, playing at home, was deserved and founded largely on a consummate first-half in which their battling attack got the upper hand.  The Gloucester-based player-scholars had also done their defensive homework allowing them to repel...

28 March 2019

One win from Twickenham as Team Bath head to holders Hartpury for live-streamed BUCS Super Rugby semi-final

Team Bath men’s 1st XV are determined to make it third time the charm when they make the short journey to cup holders Hartpury for tonight’s BUCS Super Rugby Championship semi-final (6.30pm). The Fulkers-sponsored Blue & Gold, who are also supported by MJ Church, have fallen at this stage on the Road to Twickenham during the past two seasons, including a narrow defeat at Hartpury in 2017. They were victorious on their last visit to...

27 March 2019

VIDEO: Aaron James and Alex Burrage look ahead to Team Bath’s BUCS Super Rugby semi-final at Hartpury

After their emphatic quarter-final victory over Durham University, we caught up with Team Bath men’s 1st XV Head Coach Aaron James and vice-captain Alex Burrage to get their thoughts on a fantastic result – and the challenge they face in the semi-finals against holders Hartpury tomorrow. Don’t forget, if you can’t make it to Hartpury you can still back the boys in Blue & Gold via the BUCS YouTube live stream – visit to watch from 6.30pm...

26 March 2019

Chile triumph for Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz as Team Bath judoka wins first Continental gold at Panamerican Open

Team Bath judoka Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz claimed the first Continental Open title of her career when she struck gold at the Santiago del Chile Panamerican Open. The University of Bath Sports Performance graduate, who represents Mexico on the international stage, overcame Argentina’s Agustina De Luca and Hannah Martin of the United States on her way to the -63kg final. She then defeated Ecuador’s Estefania Garcia to secure the gold medal, an improvement on the bronze she...

26 March 2019

Ben Jones and Louis Newman won bronze at the BUCS Doubles Tennis Championship in March 2019

Students Ben Jones and Louis Newman double up to win bronze medal at national BUCS tennis tournament

University of Bath students Ben Jones and Louis Newman teamed up to bring home bronze from the BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Tennis Doubles Championships in Nottingham. Chemistry student Jones, who is supported by a Buchan Jones Sports Scholarship, and Team Bath Dual Career athlete Newman, a first-year Economics student, missed out on a place in the final by the narrowest of margins after going down 4-6 6-2 11-9 to Nottingham’s Jamie Praditngam and...

26 March 2019

Last-quarter push sees Team Bath Netball overcome Severn Stars and move back into top four of Vitality Superleague table

Team Bath Netball moved back into the top four of an incredibly competitive 2019 Vitality Netball Superleague table after a strong last quarter saw them finally shake off a determined challenge from South West rivals Severn Stars at the Team Bath Arena tonight. The Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold had seen their four-goal half-time lead cut to two going into the final quarter of this rearranged derby - sponsored by Royal High School Bath - and...

25 March 2019

Piers Gilliver bags gold and silver as his run of Wheelchair Fencing World Cup success continues in Pisa

University of Bath-based Piers Gilliver struck gold at a fourth successive IWASF Wheelchair Fencing World Cup as he and fellow Brit Dimitri Coutya brought home a medal of each colour between them from Pisa, Italy. Unlike the three previous tournaments where he won Category A Epee gold, Gilliver’s latest success came in the Sabre as the MJ Church Ambassador demonstrated his world-class ability across different disciplines. Gilliver won all the bouts in his group to...

24 March 2019

Team Bath Netball claw back early deficit to overcome spirited Strathclyde Sirens in another Vitality Superleague thriller

Team Bath Netball showed tremendous character to turn a six-goal deficit into a 51-47 victory over Strathclyde Sirens tonight as Blue & Gold supporters were treated to another rip-roaring Vitality Superleague clash at the Team Bath Arena. The noisy four-figure crowd saw the Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold struggle to find a way through Sirens’ rock-solid defence during a feisty and physical first half, which saw the visitors lead 15-9 at the end of the opening...

22 March 2019

University of Bath signs agreement to wear Under Armour kit from beginning of 2019-20 season

The University of Bath has agreed to partner with Under Armour, who will provide kit for its sports teams. The new kit - which includes training and travel wear, as well as performance kit - will be supplied by Under Armour’s Teamwear Partner, Dreamsport, and will be worn from the beginning of the 2019-20 season. The University of Bath was named as the UK’s top sports university in the influential The Times & The Sunday Times...

22 March 2019

Customer notice: New Swim Wall being installed in London 2012 Legacy Pool from April 15-19 inclusive

A new turning board system is being fitted in the London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool at the University of Bath during April, adding to the world-class training facilities already available to swimmers at the Sports Training Village. The Swim Wall is designed to sit on the base of the pool and will be raised during certain training sessions to provide a 'turning wall' at the 25m mark - ideal for those in sprint training. It can...

21 March 2019

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